If You Have the Choice to Sit it Out or Dance, Always Dance! {Part 2 of 3}

If you were to ask my hubby or kids what my motto is, they would be able to tell you right away. It has always been mine and I hope I have instilled it in them too.
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If you have the choice to sit it out or dance, always dance!
The older I have become, the more this has been my mantra. When I say “always dance”,  I am not referring to an eighty day, round the world cruise (although that would be fun!). I am referring to common, everyday life events.
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Me and my sisters.
A walk through a local nature trail, a day trip to the beach, seeing a movie, dancing under the stars, road trips, anything with my husband and kids, dinner with friends, camping with my sisters…I don’t want to miss one single treasure that life has to offer.

It’s true that with age you gain wisdom and experience. But, sometimes, that experience can include new and challenging signs of aging that can impact your body and life, like adult incontinence (AI). And, sometimes, when we have these experiences, we bury our heads in the sand, hoping that if we endure something long enough, the problem we’re facing will just go away.

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You need to know you are NOT alone in your battle with AI.

In Part One of this three-part series on adult incontinence, I told you about the three common types of urinary incontinence:

Urge Incontinence

  • When you have a strong need to urinate but can’t reach the toilet in time — it can happen to anyone at any age.

Stress Incontinence

  • When you experience bladder leaks when coughing, sneezing or laughing — it is even more common in younger rather than older women.

Mixed Incontinence

  • A combination of both stress and urge incontinence symptoms.

Incontinence can be caused by anything from pregnancy to menopause, strenuous physical activities or even a medical condition. To get a more detailed understanding of your personal incontinence symptoms and what is causing them, schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor.

Although bladder leaks should not be considered an inevitable part of aging, bladder sensitivity is quite common and incontinence should never get in the way of doing the things you love.

To live your life to the fullest and be truly fearless after 50 (or at any age for that matter), it’s essential for you to rise up against your fear of bladder leaks and say, “It’s no big deal, I’m not alone and when I get the choice to sit it out or dance, I will always dance”.

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Comments

  1. I agree, you shouldn’t punish yourself by sitting out life events over things you cannot control. Life is short, we have to live it!
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  2. That is a great motto to live by! Life goes by so quickly and is always changing… we should enjoy every moment!

  3. Cheers to dancing…..even in the rain! That was a really fun day .

  4. This is a fantastic mantra and a great reminder to always choose to “dance”. Life is so precious and as we get busier and busier it’s all too easy to choose to ‘sit this one out’!
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  5. So true! Too many people watch lie and do not actually enjoy it. Having bladder leakage should not stop anyone from enjoying life
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  6. When I went to university someone gave me the song “I hope you dance” on CD. It has stuck with me ever since, and it the perfect motto to live life by.
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